Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ireland, my Ireland.

'FIRE FIRE! Look Look, that house is on fire!'
'Don't worry, I'll call a priest?'
'A priest?
'Dont' be stupid, call a fire brigade. Look, it's hasn't fully caught yet, a fire brigade might be able to put it out.'
'No no, I'll just call the Parish Priest, he'll know what to do.'
'But he's not a fireman.'
'He's as good as one.'
'You're not making any sense and the house is burning to the ground!'
'Hold yer horses now, it will be all right.'
'But the flames are reaching the upper levels!'
'Hold on will ya! Hello father? HOwya doin'? Could you come out and have a look at something for me, I think there's a house on fire out here, burning to the ground by the looks of it. When? Next monday. Grand father, see you then.'
'He's not coming?'
'Not until Monday.'
'But it will be too late then.'
'Sure what can you do, lets go for a pint.'

That's how we do it here, old school. It's the best way.

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9:47 a.m.  
Blogger P1P said...

Was the priest a loose cannon? Had he been told to stay off the case? Was he told to turn in his dog collar?

Stories like this scare the crap out of me!

11:59 a.m.  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

But it's amazing though, fmc, the number of fires that have been put out by praying alone. Sure, it takes a wee while but God's still busy with the recent down-sizing of Limbo. There's a lot of paperwork to be filed.

That's a terrible story. Is anybody being held accountable at all?

12:03 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Not a loose cannon P, sa far as I can see he was trying his best. Its not him I'd be glaring at.

A lot of finger pointing at the moment Sam, you how it goes.

12:40 p.m.  
Blogger Twenty Major said...

Truly shocking. Even a blind man could have seen that one coming.

1:05 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Twenty, sometimes I utterly despair of you.

1:08 p.m.  
Blogger Twenty Major said...

Do you 'Wonder' about me?

1:14 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...


1:18 p.m.  
Blogger Manuel said...

A Cunt end off. The "Tragic Father" that is not you FMC.

Good work by the undertaker all the same...

1:32 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

If only they had taken him more seriously Manuel.

1:33 p.m.  
Anonymous eolai said...

Dear god

7:12 p.m.  
Blogger MairĂ©ad said...

Only in Ireland!

11:46 p.m.  

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